2016 Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos, Jean-Paul Droin

Critic score
94/100
Pricing
Case, 6 Bottles
From a client
1 available
£544.56

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Les Clos, Chablis, France
  • Grape
    Chardonnay
  • Maturity
    Ready 2019 - 2029
  • Colour
    White
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    13%
  • Classification
    Grand Cru
2016 Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos, Jean-Paul Droin

TASTING NOTES

The 2016 Chablis Grand Cru les Clos saw half the crop aged in barrel and the remainder in stainless steel. It has a refined and pure bouquet with scents of flint, smoke and a touch of dandelion. This is sophisticated and entrancing. The palate is fresh on the entry with notes of tangerine, citrus peel and even hints of red cherry. It builds in the mouth and delivers a very harmonious, lightly spiced and persistent finish that attests to its potential. I admire the authority and ambition of this les Clos that clearly aims to be the pick of Droin's 2016s.

Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (August 2017)
(93—95)/100
Domaine Jean-Paul & Benoît Droin

Present in Chablis since at least 1620, nobody understands Chablis better than the Droin family. Jean-Paul (J.P.) first put the estate on the map, and it’s now Benoît in charge. He’s the fourteenth generation at the helm, since 1999. That was the same year the Droins built a state-of-the-art winery, in the shadow of the Grands Crus. Benoît has increased quality considerably. He uses less new oak, making Chablis that’s crisp, precise, and that shows differences between each vineyard clearly.

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